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that is never enough, until it finally explodes. >> syria is now at a state of civil war, a u.n. official said this week. it is estimated that more than 4,000 people have been killed by pro-government forces since march. but who is supplying president assad and other oppressive regimes with the technology to hunt down the dissenters? an investigation has discovered that the british company based in oxfordshire has been implicated in the sale of state of the art technology to syria, and it is not the only british company which has a role in allowing despotic regimes access to cutting edge technologies to help them spy on their citizens. here is the report. >> the arab spring. egypt. libya. now, syria. popular uprisings fueled by new technology, coordinated using mobile phones, the internet, text messages, and tweets. these pictures captured last week from syria spread around the globe on the the world wide web. but now the very technologies that helped spark these revolutions are being used to brush them. >> technology can be every bit as lethal as the bullets from a munitions company. >> brigh
in syria getting much worse. thousands are believed to have died since the struggle for democratic change began. some feel the country is now on the brink of civil war. what happened today was unprecedented. more than 40 people were killed in what is believed to have been to suicide bombings and damascus. the opposition accused the government of staging the blast to try to influence a team of arab service. >> this was a devastating escalation of violence. here in damascus, scenes that evoke the terror of neighboring iraq. according to the government, to suicide bombers drove cars into state intelligence buildings on the west side of the city. a vehicle mangled by the blast. all of this happened in an area that should be one of the most secure in the country. the dead and wounded were said to include security personnel and civilians. >> television broadcast images of the survivors as they recovered and hospital. >> i saw a black car and then an explosion. after that, i was taken to hospital. >> until today, damascus have largely avoided the kind of violence that affected most of the rest o
." twin bomb attacks kill almost 40 in damascus amid fears of bloodshed in syria. but who is responsible? final tributes to paid to the man who helped free his country from communism. and preserving a mighty church organ. be pushes on to find these giant instruments a new home -- the push is on to find these giant instruments a new home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. is difficult to imagine the situation in syria getting much worse. over the months, a standoff between protesters and security forces have become increasingly violent. some feel the country is on the brink of civil war. but what happens today is unprecedented in the conflict. more than 40 were killed in what is believed to been two suicide bombings in damascus. the opposition accused the government itself for trying to influence the team of arab league observers. >> this was a devastating escalation of syria's vineland's. -- vineland's. is revoked the terror of neighboring iraq. cars packed with explosives. here, a vehicle mangled by the blast. and all of this happened in an area that sh
, "bbc world news." >> hello and welcome. here are the headlines. 200 dead in two days in syria. the u.s. says president bashar al-assad must leave power. the jail sentence for the australian teenager convicted of murdering this indian students. the england football captain is facing criminal charges after allegedly racially abusing an opponent. faced book is ordered to tighten up privacy rules. >> broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. the united states has renewed its call for syria's president to leave power. it comes as sources in serious opposition groups claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates given by the united nations. the group's -- there is evidence that 6000 people have been killed since the uprising. >> though violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures being sent in from ordinary people across syria. syrian opposition says 250 people have died since monday alone. these pictures are thought to be from the idlib in the northwest. there has been an organized massacre, the opposition claims. they have switched
? >> and now "bbc road ms." longtime rulers is lying in state. more heavy bloodshed in syria. dozens of people have been killed in clashes. >> joe biden urges iraq's prime minister to work to resolve a deepening crisis. as scientists discover some of the most significant planets outside our solar system. it is 10:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 10:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in america and around the world. welcome to "newsday". in north korea the country's new leader met mourners. he died on saturday at the age of 69. concerns about the transition of power. >> kim jong il, a site familiar to others, now mourned. this is the new guardian, kim johnn un. with a few years at the top council, he is the man america and china will be negotiating with. many of them poorer and hngrier. more critical of those who lead them. their tears appeared just as real. ere they the last time. >> you could not not cry in public. you had to pinch yourself. others were laughing. it is even more fake. >> the great fear is not in sincerity on the streets of pyongyang. >> how well they will manage will be
in today's in syria. the u.s. says president assad must leave power. chinese authorities appear to make concessions in order to end a standoff with protesting villagers. the england football captain john kerry is to face criminal charges after racially abusing an opponent. looking for a big payout, spain gets a new government that awaits the result of the world's biggest lottery. it is 10:00 in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, this is "newsday." >> the united states has renewed its course for the syrian president to leave power. sources in the syrian opposition groups are claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates by the united nations. more than 6000 civilians have been killed since the uprising began in march. >> the violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures are being sent in by ordinary people. even if they cannot all be verified for -- even if they cannot all be verified. 200 people have died since monday. these pictures are thought to be from italy, in the northwest, whe
, "bbc world news." >> condemning syria posed a bird cracked on. the u.n. demands an end to gross and systematic violations against anti-government protesters. diplomats from iran's embassy in london and drive back in iran. stock markets enjoyed their best week for almost three years. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers around the globe. coming up later for the, russia's public servants' luxury lifestyle. report on the epidemic of corruption and greed. how modern technology proved this painting was by rembrandt. the top human rights body at the united nations accused syria of gross and systematic violations in the suppression of protesters. a resolution passed by the u.n. human rights council has been described as the toughest of there. it demands the immediate end to the violence, the release of political prisoners, and the suspension of the security forces suspected of abuses. from a symbol, we report. >> a standoff in northwestern syria. at the moment, there is no shooting. "we don't fear your soldiers or your militia." it was similar in other towns. they are calling
. opposition activists in syria say dozens of people have been killed in the latest clashes. >> headquarters of olympus in japan is rated by investigators as part of an investigation into a legend accounting irregularities. researchers studying the bird flew virus are often not to print their findings for of your -- for fear their data could be used by terrorists trucks and welcome to newsday. -- who could be used by terrorists. >> welcome to newsday. in north korea, the country's new leader has led mourners as they pay their respects to his father came john io. he died on saturday at the age of 69. -- his father, kim jong il. he died on saturday at age of 69. foreign powers have been monitoring a events closely. neighboring south korean -- >> kim jong il, a face so familiar to the outside world, revered, reviled, even character, now more and. this is the new guardian region and -- nor mourned. this is the new guardian, not yet 30 years old and as enigmatic as his father. he is the man china and america will be negotiating with. these are the people he will be ruling. many are poorer and hun
in syria, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now, warmer temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> a legendary broadcast that issues the warning on climate change and the impact of it is having on our lives. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. 8.6%. remember that figure because you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. that is a number that unemployment fell too. this is a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy and brings unemployment down to its lowest level in two and a half years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everyone. >> what a christmas gift the president has got. it is not exactly wonderland but getting this comfortably below 9% is a boost. the shoppers dug into their purses and stores took on extra workers to help. the result, a little economic fairy dust. mr. obama knows that the trend will not last if congress does not act. >> we need to keep that growth growing. that means that congress needs to extend payroll tax cuts for working americans. congress needs to renew our
protests and more deaths in syria. we will not leave until the deal is done. french president nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel ahead of europe's crunched summit. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 4:00 in the afternoon in moscow, where security forces are still patrolling the streets in what appears to be a massive show of force after two days of protests in the wake of the weekend's election, which saw a vastly reduced majority for putin's party. the opposition says he would be out of office altogether were it not for systematic vote rigging. is this the start of a new mass movement? i should just say -- in the last few minutes, we've heard that the former soviet union leader has asked for the results of the election to be annulled. to discuss this with me, a former dissident who was imprisoned by the communists in the 1980's and now works for human rights center memorial. thank you for being with us. you have been a dissident from communist times. do you see anything new in the latest protests? >> [inaudible] another new point is that i think, th
-ass"bbc wos america." syria's president strikes back. he says he is not responsible for the recent bloodshed. >> i did my best to tell people you should not go guilty would you did your best. you do not feel guilty when you do not kill people. inote ling for oa rev- russia. the recent president said the recent vote should be in a live boy. coming home. we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joye is tinge with sacrifice. withhe joy is tinged sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs, america, and around the globe. during the past nine months the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government, and over 4000 have paid with their life. in rare television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president, bashar al-assad, flatly denied he ordered the use of brutality. instead blaming the violence on others. paul would starts the coverage -- paul woods starts the coverage. >> day after day unarmed syrian protectors have come out to face machine guns, snipers, and army vehicles. the costs so far is 4000 dead mom. . but in his abc interview, bashar al-assad did is
to have been killed in anti-government protests in it syria. in karachi, dozens of boys have been found chained in basement of an islamic summit. canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the kyoto protocol on climate change. welcome to pc world news. whistle-blower's strikes back. japan's olympus returns in a bid it to clean up the board. the god particle. a revolution that could revolutionize the way we look at the world. top human-rights official says there has been a huge rise and the number of people killed in it syria. since the anti-government protest started in march, it is believed that more than 5000 people have now died. she said her figure suggested that 14,000 people have been arrested and more than 12,000 have fled to neighboring countries. syria accuses her of not be objective or fair, since her report took no account of the more than 1000 syrian security forces they say have been killed. jane o'brien reports from washington. >> heavy shelling nrocks houses in syrian city. one of the focal points that has resulted in a crackdown by the government. president al-ass
say at least 24 people have been killed in renewed anti-government protests across syria. four children were said to be among the demonstrations that take place after a friday prayer. it is estimated 14000 people have died in the uprising against president al-assad since march. a spokesman for syria's foreign ministry said the president was appalled and saddened by the ongoing violence. during a press conference he also called on the international community to help syria find an exit to the crisis. >> we are appealing to the outside world and our brothers all over the world to help syria through this and to stop in sight met -- and to stop inciting people, pressuring, ching. this is not helping syria. if you affect this area institutions, there will be no ability to build the state. >> syria is still under international pressure. >>> a fierce fire ripped through a hospital in india, killing at least 90 people. many of them were patients who became trapped. it took firefighters in calcutta five hours to get the blaze under control, and fleeing medical staff are accused of abando
in nuclear-powered? welcome to "gmt." also in the program -- new moves to pressure syria as the u.n., russia signals willingness to condemn bashar al-assad. bradley manning, the u.s. soldier accused of stealing secrets to wikileaks is about to make his first court appearance. it is midday in london, 4:00 p.m. in moscow and 9:00 p.m. in tokyo where the prime minister told his nation the fukushima plant is now stable. nine months after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the area, he said it is now in -- the plant is now in cold shutdown. but the disaster is likely to haunt japan for decades. roland berger reports from tokyo. >> explosions -- since explosions shook the nuclear plant, the reactors were pushed into meltdown after being engulfed by a huge tsunami. now the government announced that workers at the power station achieved their goal. it is in a state of cold shutdown and the leaks of radiation have been substantially reduced. >> since i took office, i have been saying that for japan to be reborn, fukushima has to be saved. the nuclear power plant accident needed to be stabili
," reporting from washington. as the violence continues to wage and syria, the warning comes that the death toll could be above 6000. just days after u.s. forces leave, iraq faces political crisis as the prime minister calls for the vice president to be handed over for trial. the american city on the brink of bankruptcy and the residents who refuse to give vent to an economy and in crisis. -- give in to an economy in crisis. ♪ a blast from the past, they thought it was lost for nearly 40 years but a rare recording of 8th bowie classic is rediscovered. -- a bowie classic is rediscovered. welcome to our viewers on tbs in america and around the globe. the white house says they are as deeply disturbed by reports that as many as 250 people have been killed since the start of this week. their most recent condemnation comes as human rights campaigners say that more than 6000 civilians have died since the uprising began in march. that is much higher than the u.n. estimate. this report contains some graphic images. >> the violence is obviously getting worse as these pictures being sent in by ordin
in the streets of syria in a show of strength to the arab league monitors. the government revealed its plans to revive the troubled economy of spain. a political comeback and jamaica for the former prime minister, portia simpson miller. welcome to "bbc world news." i am david eades. blink and you missed it. how samoa abandoned friday. also, we know they are clever, but how clever? a new take on the ability of chimps to look out for each other. >> thank you for joining us. with friday prayers coming to a close in syria, there have been calls from activists for tens of thousands of protesters to get out on the streets and let the arab league monitors know exactly how they feel about their government. so far, the activists say the observers have done little to stop the bloodshed. our correspondent is in neighboring beirut. we're getting reports of more violence breaking out. this time in douma. >> that is right. it is difficult to know exactly what is going on inside syria. as you said, reports of clashes between tens of thousands of demonstrators in douma, a suburb on the edge of damascus, cla
at marseille. syria's president denies ordering his troops to kill anti-government protesters appeared >> more protests and russia following sunday's election. and protests in tripoli again. it is 12:00 a.m. -- it is 12:00 p.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london. >> eurozone leaders are heading to marseille on thursday for a crucial two-day summit in brussels. they are gathering for the annual conference of the epp. they want to love the smaller eurozone nations, like ireland who have already expressed doubt. >> they will be heard in the french port of marseille. the u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner is here at the end of a grand tour of europe. last night, he met with mary. -- with mariano majo. they sent a letter to rompoy. it is a new treaty with penalties to break deficit targets, committing governments to balance budgets. it rejects the half measures of a treaty amendment. also included is a proposal for a financial transaction tax. the british prime tester has vowed he will block any changes that threaten -- the british prime minister has already vowed will block any chang
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> security forces in syria clashed with anti-government protesters. at least 35 people are dead. an explosion at a market in nigeria kills four. has been blamed on the infamous group boko haram. protests in turkey after protesters are mistakenly killed. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a cyclone hit india's southeast coast and batters villages with heavy rain and strong winds. hello again. activists in syria after security forces opened fire friday as they try to stop hundreds of thousands of protesters from demonstrating in front of visiting arab league observers. activists say 35 people were killed in some of the flesh. cities such as hama, deraa, and homs. >> and mass turnout of anti- government protesters across the country after friday prayers. as has been the case all week, violence. this is a suburb of the capital damascus. demonstrators fought running battles with security forces. people did the best they could to help the injured. nearby, th
to steal nuclear program. >> the united nations says the growing unrest in syria has sent them into civil war. rewriting the rules of the eurozone. at the french president unveils a new blueprint for the future. 12 noon in singapore. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "newsday." >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has begun formal talks with the pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi. mrs. clinton said the u.s. about would be willing to ease sanctions if further progress is made towards political reform. a warning that this report contains flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the burmese president. hillary clinton and aung san suu kri, face-to-face, unthinkable a few months ago, but things may be changing and this isolette, repressive country. the burmese president laid out his policy for reform. the american diplomat gave some praise, but said a lot more work was required. she offered incentives to do more and the foreign minister scored an invitation to visit washington. but this is just the beginning of a
are the headlines. syria's president denies ordering his troops to kill anti- government protesters. >> under pressure, britain's prime minister fault -- calls for a referendum on europe. vladimir putin is certain he will stand for the presidency. >> this is newsday. ♪ hello, there. we start in syria where president bashar al-assad has insisted he has not ordered the killing of any protesters during his government's brutal crackdown more than 4000 people have lost their lives during a nine-month democracy uprising. in a rare interview, president assad said that any leader who would kill his own people would be crazy. >> the day after day, unarmed syrian protesters come out to use -- to face machine guns, snipers, and armored vehicles. the cost so far is 4000 dead. but in his abc interview, ,assd denies killing his own. >> we do not kill our own. no government in the world kill its people, unless it is led by a crazy person. for me to my became president because of public support. -- for me, i became president because of public support. >> in the city of homms, rashida catalogs her losses. h
continues in syria, and the death toll mounts, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now warming temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> and a legendary broadcaster issues a warning on climate change and the impact it's having before our very eyes. welcome to our vurings on pbs america and around the world. 8.6%. you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. it's the number u.s. unemployment fell to last month. down a healthy chunk from october. it's a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy. and it brings unemployment down to its lowest level in 2 1/2 years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> and what a christmas gift the president has got. ♪ >> it's not exactly wonderland. but getting america's unemployment comfortably below 9% is a welcome boost. many of the 120,000 extra jobs created last month came in retail. shoppers dug into their purses and stores for extra workers to help. results, a little economic fairy dust. but mr. obama already knows the trend won't last if congress doesn't act. >> we need to k
'brien. syria opposes president strikes back with his first interview in the western media. he says he is not responsible for the most recent bloodshed. >> i did my best to protect the people. you feel sorry for the lives the you have lost. you don't feel guilty. >> calling for revolts in russia. after days of protests, only gorbachev says the recent elections should be null and void. and coming home, as the last u.s. combat troops leave iraq, we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joy is changed with sacrifice. -- tinged with sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. during the past nine months, the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government. many have paid with their lives. in a television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president assad denied that he ordered the use of brutality, blaming the violence on others. pole starts our coverage. >> with astonishing bravery, protesters have come out day after day to face machine guns, snipers, and armored vehicles. the cost so far is 4000 dead. in his interview wi
. in syria, a team of observers from the arab league has arrived in the country amid reports of increasing violence. the full deployment is part of an arab peace plan that calls for the removal of troops from the streets and the release of all prisoners. the violence continues and in the latest incident, four civilians have been killed. what if any pressure can be brought to bear against the assad regime? we're joined by the former u.s. ambassador to syria. what can the arab league monitors realistically do? >> we have to note that syria had refused the monitors. they wanted to put so many conditions on it. now we know that when the terribly threatened to go to the security council, that is when the regime thought, oh my god. they agreed to 150 monitors coming in, albeit reluctantly. no one believes that these monitors will be given any real freedom to go where they want when they want. the syrians will show them what they want them to see. this is a ploy to buy time on the part of the regime in my opinion. >> will the arab league to go along with that and if so, how long? >> i don't think
of questions in pakistan. now to syria where the united nations says the 5000 people have been killed in the government crackdown on protesters that began in march. and still, the international community isn't speaking with one voice. moscow's foreign minister angrily accused the west of taking had a moral stance by pressuring the president while not condemning the armed extremist groups trying to oust him. for more, a senior fellow at the hoover institute. thank you for joining me. the 5000 people dead since march. the russians say that it is the west that is immoral, not speaking up for the president. there is no consensus? >> it was only 10 days ago that the united nations estimated that 4000 people had been killed since the rebellion erupted in syria. we added 1000 people in the last few days. 1500 people have died in the epicenter of this fight between the book tour, the regime, and his population. libya let us astray. it we thought libya would be the example the before and rescue mission would come to syria and alas, we know better. >> the numbers seem to have increased. what is
." >> the loss of life in syria despite the presence of arab league monitors. the north koreans pay their last respects to kim jong un hill and all eyes turned to the regime's new leaders. escalating sectarian violence in nigeria as christians warned that they will respond following a wave of deadly islam as the tax. welcome to "bbc world news." palestinian police rushed in to break up a brawl between rival priests at the church of the nativity in bethlehem. could the colosseum in rome be crumbling? violence is continuing in syria despite the presence of the arab league monitoring mission. 10 people were killed including one child on wednesday. syrian state television is report that 755 people held in their role in the uprising have been released but activists say as many as 15,000 remain in prison. this report does contain distressing images. >> no let up in the violence even with the arab league monitors whose mission is to try to stem the bloodshed. these images from the town of homs which emerged after the team said the situation was reassuring. opposition activists are determined to show
monitors syria, heavy shelling is killed at least 20 people. a veteran chinese dissident jailed for 10 years for his online political activities. a memorial for nigeria's christmas day church bombing. welcome to bbc world news, broadcasting on pbs in america and around the globe. stabbings and london's most famous shopping street of one of the busiest days of the year. and forest fires force hundreds to flee their homes. the first group of arab league observers have arrived in syria to curb violence in the country. opposition leaders are urging the group to go straight away to the city on monday, where 20 people were killed by heavy shelling. the french foreign ministry says it supports the call from the opposition. >> this is what the activists want the arab observers and the world to see. unverifiable but hard to fake image as posted on the internet of what they say is the destruction caused by shelling of residential areas in the third biggest city. they also showed pictures that are too gruesome for us to broadcast of the bleeding corpses of the least four young men struck amidst t
of violence in syria. activists set up to 45 people were killed. united nations say they expect the observers to be given unhindered access and full cooperation. our report comes from their roots. >> anti-government protesters across the country participate in friday prayers. as has been the case all week, violence. this is a suburb of the capital, damascus. demonstrators forced running battles with security forces. people did the best they could to help the injured. nearby, a large number of arrests. what happened to these men is not known. we cannot verify these pictures. across syria, activists say dozens were killed today. all of this under the eyes of arab league observers surrounded by people desperate to terror -- to tell their stories. over 150 people have been killed. numbers are difficult to confirm. more than 60 monitors on the ground have managed to visit a few of these places. exactly what they saw and what they conclude is not clear. >> this mission must go to insure their safety. they have been misunderstood. >> state television shows protesters in the capital, damascus. the ar
and around the globe. it is difficult to a imagine the situation in syria getting much worse. thousands are believed to have died since the struggle for democratic change began. some feel the country is now on the brink of civil war. what happened today was unprecedented. more than 40 people were killed in what is believed to have been to suicide bombings and damascus. the opposition accused the government of staging the blast to try to influence a team of arab service. >> this was a devastating escalation of violence. here in damascus, scenes that evoke the terror of neighboring iraq. according to the government, to suicide bombers drove cars into state intelligence buildings on the west side of the city. a vehicle mangled by the blast. all of this happened in an area that should be one of the most secure in the country. the dead and wounded were said to include security personnel and civilians. >> television broadcast images of the survivors as they recovered and hospital. >> i saw a black car and then an explosion. after that, i was taken to hospital. >> until today, damascus have la
." >> israeli outrage against ultra-orthodox jews. arab league observers began working in syria. the u.s. accuses damascus of step attacks against its own people at of their arrival. a new outpouring of public grief is expected on the streets of p'yongyang. a very warm welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and our around the world. how this iconic paris cathedral fell in and out of favor and back in again. the giant outdoor escalator transforming lives and one of columbia's poorest neighborhoods. several thousand israelis have demonstrated in the town of beit shemesh to condemn the behavior of old so orthodox jews who want to segregate between the sexes. the behavior of -- the israeli president has said a minority in israel is acting is -- is acting outrageously. >> by early evening, thousands had gathered in beit shemesh angry at the treatment of women by ultra orthodox jews who want greater separation between the sexes. in recent months, many israelis have been shocked of grown men hurl abuse at school girls. their crime, dressing in modestly. >> >> over the weekend, israeli telev
. >> syria holds local lexis -- elections, but in a country racked by violence, many are choosing to boycott instead. >> taking scotland by storm. after arriving from china, it was time for the panda pair of sweetie and sunshine to meet the press. >> welcome to our viewers on p.b.s. in america and around the globe. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood beside prime minister maliki to mark the end of america's military commitment in iraq. after nine long years, on december 31st, the last american troops stationed there will come home. can america be influential there without having boots on the ground? here is our coverage. >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery, where many of those thousands of americans who died fight negligence iraq are buried. he and president obama honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, a warning to iraq's powerful, overbearing neighbor, iran. >> we are partnering for regional security. just as iraq has pledged not to interfere in other nations, ot
victory against malaria. is there too much emphasis on this one solution? now in syria, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to show the level of anti-government sentiment. they fired on the protesters. at 35 were killed. the united states has called upon the syrian government to give observers access. >> a mass turnout of anti- dormant protesters are across the country. -- anti-government protesters across the country. as has been the case all week, and violence. this is a suburb of the capital damascus. demonstrators have running battles with security forces. people did the best that they could to help the injured. nearby, there appear to be a large number of arrests. what happened to these men is not known. we cannot verify these pictures. across syria, activists say that dozens were killed today. all this under the eyes of arab league observers, surrounded by people desperate to tell their story. activists say that over 150 people have been killed. protesters have reported clashes across the country. more than 60 monitors on the ground have managed to
, to syria, where the united nations say 5000 people have been killed in a crackdown on protesters that began in march, and today, the u.s. urged russia to join action with the security council, but the moscow foreign minister accused the u.s. of taking an immoral stance by pressuring assad but by not dealing with the extremist groups trying to oust him. a senior fellow at the hoover institute joins me from new york. thanks so much for joining me. 5000 people now dead since march, and we have the russians saying it is the west that is immoral in not speaking up for the president. there is no consensus. >> absolutely, katty. we have to remember that the estimated 4000 people had been killed since the rebellion erupted in syria, so we have added 1000 people in the last few days. 1500 people have died in one city which has become the epicenter of this fight between the butcher, the regime of assad, and you're absolutely right, there is no consensus. libby let us astray. we thought libya would be the example, that the foreign rescue mission would come to syria. >> i noticed that, too, that the nu
league observers began their work in syria. the u.s. accuses damascus of stepping up attacks against their people ahead of the rival. india has passed a landmark bill cracking down on corruption. hezare would like a tougher law. welcome to "bbc world news" on america at -- on pbs in america and around the globe. one of the strange occurrences reported in north korea ahead of wednesday's state funeral. watch it again, sam. why hollywood has become so obsessed with sequels. the president of israel has condemned the behavior of ortho or -- ultra-orthodox jews whose campaign for gender segregation in public places has led to clashes. in beit shemesh, women have been subjected to harassment by ultra-orthodox men who claim they have not been properly dressed. the rally has highlighted the division between moderate jews and minority extremists and the issue of religious coercion. our colleague was in the town of beit shemesh and he told us about what sparked outrage. >> israeli television did a story on a family, and 8-year- old who had been getting abused and harassment from middle age ult
forces in syria. the group said its findings are based on testimony given by more than 60 syrian army defectors. it said response building for the abuses goes right up to president assad himself. joining me from istanbul is the bbc's jonathan head. you and i have discussed it ourselves, several reports from inside syria. it using this is the definitive one, does this have something the others did not have? >> human-rights watch report is important because they did of the reports, but what they have done is they have names names. through these extensive interviews they have been doing with defectors, they looked at the incidents of violence and syria and they had clear testimony in this report of senior offices -- officers, brigadier-general scum who directly ordered their men to kill civilians and it is pretty harrowing. you have soldiers saying they were ordered sometimes to kill a minimum number of demonstrators, sometimes to shoot anybody that they saw. they say this is not just evidence of crimes against humanity, but they have named 74 senior commanders in syria who they say dire
be rewards. >> the u.n. human rights commission says that president assad has tipped syria into civil war. the french president unveils a new blueprint for the future. >> it is 10:00 a.m. here in singapore, it is 2:00 a.m. here in london. this is "newsday." >> hillary clinton will meet with pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi for a second time to discuss the pace of reform in burma. the previous meeting with the government, she said that the u.s. would be willing to consider easing sanctions if progress is made in political reform. the report contains flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the burma's president thein sein, a former junta leader. then she met with aung san suu kyi face-to-face. all of this was unthinkable just a few months ago. things might be changing in this country. the army's president laid out his president for reform. he seemed keen on this path towards change. the american diplomat gave some change but said that a lot more work was required. she also attempted to do more and the former -- the foreign minister scored an invitation t
in syria continues as the arab league observers arrived. japanese experts stand accused of multiple failures and respect -- response to the nuclear disaster fukushima. the man chosen as the next leader of north korea has his first meeting with south korea. a teenager staff to death on one of the most famous shopping streets. welcome to the bbc news broadcast on pbs -- pbs in america. coming up, why this is becoming an increasingly rare sight in the forests of indonesia. the first group of arab league observers has arises -- are arrived in syria to end the violence in the country. it is believed they are in damascus. the group is urged to go to the city of homs or 20 people were killed. -- where 20 people were killed. >> this is what the activists want the observers to see. hard to fake images posted on the internet of what they say is the destruction caused by the shelling of residential areas and homes. they also showed pictures of -- that are too gruesome of us to a broadcast of a limp and bleeding corpses short against the streets in homs. this has been going on in four weeks wit
time. >> thank you very much for that analysis. the political uprising in syria, of which has seen nine months of carnage, has taken a deadly turn would to car bombs exploding in damascus. more than 40 people were killed. state media suggested that the blast had been carried out by al qaeda. observers from the arab league are beginning to observe a peace plan in the country. >> this was a devastating escalation of syria's violence. here in damascus, scenes that evoke the terror of neighboring iraq. according to the government, to suicide bombs drove cars packed with explosives into state intelligence buildings on the west side of the city. a vehicle mangled by the blast. all this happened in an area that should be one of the most secure in the country. the dead and wounded were said to include security personnel and civilians. television broadcast images of the survivors as they recovered in hospital. >> i saw a black car, then an explosion. hospital. >> the attached struck at the heart of president bashar al- assad security establishment. within 20 minutes of the blast, al qaeda was be
history in burma, hillary clinton dines with aung san suu kyi. syria's opposition and army defectors unite just as a top u.n. official announces the country is in a state of civil war. >> the right hon. gentleman knows that we had no choice but to close the pool. >> meryl streep takes on margaret thatcher on the big screen. she talks exclusively to the bbc about her role as the iron lady. >> i wanted to in some way capture what ever it was that drew people to her. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. it is not too often that you get dinner with an icon of peace but today the u.s. secretary of state makes history when she had dinner with the nobel prize laureate, aung san suu kyi. hillary clinton is the most senior official to visit the country in more than half a century. where is the guarantee that this new openness will actually last? our reporter is traveling with mrs. clinton and her report has flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the president's, thein sein. then a meeting with the opposition leader, aung san suu kyi. both were unth
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